Standing Committee on Legislative Offices

As one of the Legislative Officers of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Auditor General is accountable to the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.

On behalf of all members of the Legislative Assembly, the committee reviews and approves the business plan and budget, financial statements and results report of the office, and is responsible for tabling documents in the Legislature on behalf of the Auditor General.

The 2017-2018 members of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Offices are:

David Shepherd (Chair), MLA for Edmonton-Centre

Brian Malkinson (Deputy Chair), MLA for Calgary-Currie

Leela Sharon Aheer, MLA for Chestermere-Rocky View

Prab Gill, MLA for Calgary-Greenway

Trevor Horne, MLA for Spruce Grove-St.Albert

Jamie Kleinsteuber, MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills

Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park

Angela Pitt, MLA for Airdrie

Glenn van Dijken, MLA for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Denise Woollard, MLA for Edmonton- Mill Creek


Provincial Audit Committee

Under the Auditor General Act, the Provincial Audit Committee is established primarily in an advisory role to the government and the Auditor General on any matter relating to the financial affairs of the Crown in accordance with a request of the President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance.

The role of the committee is to review and advise on issues relating to the financial statement presentation and disclosure, accounting policies and pronouncements and non-financial performance information.

The committee also reviews and advises on matters related to the Auditor General's reports to the Legislative Assembly prior to its publication and any other reports made by the Auditor General.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the Provincial Audit Committee for their review and input in 2017-2018:

Barry James (Chair) FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Mark Anielski BA, BSc, MSc

Lori Bokenfor LLM, LLB

Randy Henderson CPA, CA, CF, ICD.D

Hilary Rose BA, CPA, CA, CIA, CRMA

Melanee Thomas BA, MA, Ph.D

The Honourable Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board

Provincial Audit Committee Members: (left to right) Hilary Rose, Barry James, Lori Bokenfor, Mark Anielski
Public Accounts Committee
Public Accounts Committees (PACs) exist throughout the world and are an essential feature of Westminster democracies. The PAC is a parliamentary committee that provides oversight by reviewing the government's statement of accounts and the auditor general's reports to examine how the government has accounted for and used public funds. it enables elected officials to hold a government to account for how it has spent taxpayers' money. it also alerts the legislature to concerns regarding the government's financial management practices and public administration.

PAC and the Auditor General develop a mutually supportive relationship based on their distinct roles and independence of action.

PAC reviews, on behalf of the Legislative Assembly, reports tabled in the legislature by the Auditor General. This includes public accounts, performance reports, and special reports. PAC holds public hearings with departmental officials to examine the Auditor General's findings and determine how the Auditor General's recommendations will be implemented.

PAC may also:

  • endorse the Auditor General's recommendations, and may write and table its own report, with recommendations
  • request that the government table a response within a required time frame
  • follow up on the implementation of recommendations (the Auditor General's and/or its own)

PAC does not focus on policy. Rather, its focus is on public administration—that is, the implementation of policy.

Current PAC Members

We recognize and appreciate the Members of the Legislative Assembly who serve on the 2017-2018 Public Accounts Committee; we value our partnership in providing independent oversight of government on behalf of Albertans.

Scott Cyr (Chair), MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Lorne Dach (Deputy Chair), MLA for Edmonton-McClung

Drew Barnes, MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat

Jon Carson, MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark

Greg Clark, MLA for Calgary-Elbow

Richard Gotfried, MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek

Grant Hunter, MLA for Cardston-Taber-Warner

Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Robyn Luff, MLA for Calgary-East

Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie

Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South

Chris Nielsen, MLA for Edmonton-Decore

Prasad Panda, MLA for Calgary-Foothills

Marie Renaud, MLA for St.Albert

Bob Turner, MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud